Ingredients :

· 1-3/4 cup all-purpose flour
· 3/4 cup granulated sugar
· 1 tbsp. baking powder
· 2 tbsp. finely grated lemon zest
· 3/4 cup coarsely chopped almonds
· 2 eggs
· 1/3 cup olive oil
· 1 tsp. vanilla
· 1/2 tsp. almond extract

Cooking Procedures :

1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Prepare greased cookie sheet. Set aside.
2. In a bowl, mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, lemon zest and almonds. Make a well in the center.
3. In another bowl, whisk eggs, oil, vanilla and almond extract. Pour into well and mix until soft, sticky dough forms.
4. Divide dough in half. Shape into two rolls about 10 inches long. Place about 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheet. Place in the center rack of the oven. Bake for 20 minutes.
5. Remove from the oven. Cool on sheet for 5 minutes and then cut into slices 1/2 inch thick. Return to sheet and bake for 10 minutes. Turn slices over and bake for another 10 minutes.
6. Remove from the oven and immediately transfer to wire racks to cool completely.